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CRC19: Courses

ANTH 323 Introduction to Archaeology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: eligibility for ENGWR 300 or the equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ANTH 150

This course is an introduction to the concepts, methods and theoretical perspectives employed in the scientific study of archaeology. Emphasis will be placed on how data is retrieved from the archaeological record, and how it can be used to address questions about the development and evolution of human social systems. Topics will include archaeological theory, survey and excavation methods, laboratory analysis, reconstructing past environments, and drawing conclusions about the past from archaeological data. This course will draw upon examples from the New World as well as archaeological examples worldwide. A field trip may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

IDENTIFY THE APPROPRIATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORIES AND METHODS USED TO INVESTIGATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. (SLO 1)